Support Your Liver Health: How AHCC® Can Help
October is Liver Health Awareness Month and we’re sharing a few tips about how to show your liver the support it deserves so you can feel your very best.
We don’t always think about the health of our organs, and often not until there is already a problem present. That’s why it’s a good idea to stay on top of health in all areas of the body so that problems that could be avoided don’t pop up later. The liver is the body’s filtration system. It is the second largest organ in the body (and the largest internal, solid organ), and it performs hundreds of functions each day to keep us in peak condition. So, we want to share what helps to keep the liver healthy so that this organ is in tip-top shape for a lifetime.
How Exercise Supports Your Liver
Getting adequate exercise is a great practice for many health functions, including things like weight loss or cardiovascular health, but another health function helped by exercise is liver detox. Breaking a sweat is one of the best ways to remove toxins from the body so they don’t build up and cause harm. Bodily toxins can directly impact the liver and it will have to work harder to then remove them.*
Even if you are a beginner when it comes to working out, there are so many forms of exercise that can promote wellness. Activities as simple as a walk, bike ride, or yoga could go a long way in keeping your body and mind healthy.
The Importance of Proper Hydration
Hydrating properly is one of the key things you can do for your liver health—and furthermore, your overall health. Many people walk around dehydrated without realizing it or feeling like they are, but drinking adequate amounts of water throughout the day is essential.
Studies have shown that individuals should consume approximately 50% of their body weight in ounces of water each day, and to add another 12 ounces per 30 minutes of exercise. Thirst is a sign of dehydration, so if you feel thirsty at any point in the day, it’s important to do a check-in when it comes to your water intake.
Liver-Healthy Foods and What to Avoid
A healthy diet is an important piece of the equation when it comes to supporting the liver, or any organ in the body. Many fruits and cruciferous vegetables are dense in nutrients and antioxidants that help support the liver.
Try fruits like grapefruit, pear, grapes, and cranberries to promote antioxidant activity that naturally protect the liver. Vegetables like broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, and kale have also been shown to contain certain compounds that alter the detoxification process and protect against harmful compounds.
When it comes down to it, incorporating more nutrient-dense foods along with avoiding foods and beverages with too much sugar, saturated fat, and heavy processing is an effective way to promote liver health.
It’s also important to always wash your produce prior to eating to avoid bacteria and toxins being ingested through food. Avoiding alcohol in excess, soda, simple sugars, foods high in saturated- and trans-fat are just as significant as eating the right foods when it comes to liver health.
Supporting Your Liver with AHCC®
Supplementation is another way to show your liver added support, and one of the best immune and liver support supplements on the market is AHCC®. Studies suggest that AHCC® may have a positive impact on liver health. It may help in maintaining liver function and supporting its natural detoxification processes.*
What is AHCC® and How Does it Work?
AHCC® is a natural substance derived from the mycelia of the basidiomycetes family, specifically from the shiitake mushrooms. The alpha-glucans of the mushrooms serve as the driving force behind its immune-boosting capabilities by moderating the production of immune cells.* In its supplement form, AHCC® is commonly used for its antioxidative and immunoprotective properties.*
The AHCC® benefits are supported by over 30 human studies and by more than 100 pre-clinical in vivo and in vitro studies, and it is utilized by over 1,000 healthcare facilities globally to provide immune supporting benefits at a cellular level.*
Quality of Life’s AHCC® Supplements
We have three AHCC® supplements at Quality of Life: AHCC® Kinoko® Gold, which contains 500 mg of AHCC® in each vegicap; AHCC® Kinoko® Platinum, which delivers 750 mg of AHCC® per vegicap; and AHCC® Kinoko® Rx, which offers 300 mg of a more potent AHCC® in each capsule.
Your primary care provider can help you determine which dose is right for you. No matter which of our AHCC® supplements you choose, you can be sure that they will be absorbed and used efficiently by the body.* This is because Quality of Life AHCC® has a molecular weight of just 5,000 Daltons, as well as a high concentration of alpha glucans, both of which enable optimal absorption and efficacy.*
Once Quality of Life AHCC® is absorbed, it can then go on to support the innate and adaptive immune responses, white blood cell production and activity, energy levels, liver health, and even the digestive tract.* Rest assured that all ingredients are also GMO-free, vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free.
AHCC® can support your immune health and liver health, but your immune system and organs will be at their best and optimal performance when you follow a healthy lifestyle as well.* This includes getting adequate sleep each night, eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, exercising on a regular basis, drinking plenty of water, and doing what you can to avoid toxins.
Start Your Simple Liver Health Journey Now
With Liver Health Awareness Month in full swing, now is the perfect time to start thinking about incorporating these simple tips into your wellness routine. And with Quality of Life premium supplements like AHCC® Kinoko® Gold, AHCC® Kinoko® Platinum, and AHCC® Kinoko® Rx you can be sure you’re getting an effective boost!*